It kinda defeats the purpose of ‘fact-checking’ when the ‘trusted’ sources are caught spreading bogus information, doesn’t it?
WaPo never misses an opportunity to dunk on Trump. Whether they have any facts to hammer him with is purely an academic question. WaPo, as we have all learned, is where Democracy goes to die in darkness.
Or something like that.
Glenn Kessler, a fact-checker and reporter at the Post, tweeted the following line from President Trump’s State of the Union speech on Saturday: “Incredibly, the average unemployment rate under my administration is lower than any administration in the history of our country.”
Kessler quipped the line “did not age well.”
…Line from Trump’s State of the Union address that did not age well: ““Incredibly, the average unemployment rate under my administration is lower than any administration in the history of our country.”
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) April 4, 2020
Cruz, an avid supporter of Trump, focused his attention on the tweets and what he called a bias in media covering the outbreak and its effect on the U.S. economy.
“The press HATED that, three months ago, we had the lowest African-American & Hispanic unemployment ever recorded,” Cruz said. “Now that we’re in the midst of a global pandemic—which originated in Wuhan, not the Oval Office—too many in the press are giddy with glee.” —Examiner
When Kessler denied taking joy in this reporting… Ted Cruz hit him with WaPo’s own catchphrase.